Episode 243: VERGE voices with Apple’s Lisa Jackson, 350.org’s Bill McKibben


Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (4:30).


VERGE 20 mainstage highlights (16:55) 

  • Lisa Jackson, vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives at Apple, reflects on the intersection of racial inequity and climate strategy; how it’s shaping the company’s circular economy strategy.
  • Andrew Zolli, head of global impact initiatives at Planet, on making the most of our “long emergency” 
  • Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, on how companies can be more authentic in their storytelling

5 questions with JPMorgan Chase (31:35) 

Marisa Buchanan is managing director and head of sustainability for the financial services firm. She chats about JPMorgan Chase’s new financing commitment aligned with the Paris Agreement, how it’s helping clients with their carbon mitigation journeys, and its strategy for supporting stronger community resilience. 

A ‘Fixation’ with fixing things (41:30) 

Sandra Goldmark, is a theater design artisan and founder of social enterprise Fixup, which runs repair and reuse events. She urges us to reimagine our relationships with stuff, especially broken stuff. In this segment, the Right to Repair movement advocate discusses her new book, “Fixation: How to have stuff without breaking the planet.” Read an excerpt here.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Curiosity,” “Waiting for the Moment that Never Comes,” “Knowing the Truth,” “Night Caves” and “I’m Going for a Coffee” 

*This episode was sponsored by Amazon and IHG, and features VERGE 20 sponsor JPMorgan Chase.

Resources galore

Lessons in resilience from the produce industry. Subject matter experts from Kwik Lok, Walmart and Second Harvest Food Bank join us at 1 p.m. EST Nov. 10 to discuss responding to disruption and how to balance food safety and security to minimize food waste.

Behavior change and the circular economy. How innovation and new business models alter people’s relationship with waste. Join the discussion at 8 p.m. EST Nov. 12. 

Missing pieces of decarbonization. Join us for a discussion on how 100 percent renewable power can practically, affordably and quickly become a reality. Register for this webcast at 1 p.m. EST Nov. 19.

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